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The Spring ’15 menswear collections have marched down the catwalk in London, Florence, and Milan, and on Wednesday, they kicked off in Paris. Before the new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length at 140 characters or less. Our entire collection of Spring ’15 previews is available here.
WHO: Thom Browne
WHEN: Sunday, June 29
WHAT: “…VERY SHARP…”—Thom Browne. The designer sent us a sketch of his Spring ’15 collection, above.
Thanks to Zac Posen, Brooks Brothers might be shedding some of its country club clichés. WWD reports that the New York designer has been tapped as the creative director for women’s clothing and accessories. In his new role, Posen won’t be designing, per se, but will rather direct the collection’s development and presentations. “We want to better ourselves and have another point of view,” said Claudio Del Vecchio, chairman and CEO of Brooks Brothers. “He’s someone we trust and admire for what he does, and he can add to what we’re already doing.”
Posen’s new hire comes seven years after Thom Brown joined Brooks Brothers as the head designer for Black Fleece, the brand’s more fashion-forward men’s collection. Known for his meticulous suiting, Browne was the natural choice for the role. Posen, on the other hand, is the go-to designer for dramatic red-carpet ball gowns, so we’re curious how he will address Brooks Brothers’ preppy, casual attire.
Fashion awards season is upon us. The CFDAs are fast approaching (on June 2, to be precise), and today it was announced that Narciso Rodriguez will receive the prestigious Cooper-Hewitt Fashion Design award, part of the National Design Awards, later this fall. (The ceremony will honor leaders in other areas of design as well, like architecture, interiors, product, and communications.) Behnaz Sarafpour won last year, and other previous honorees include Thom Browne, Rick Owens, and Tom Ford. “At this stage in my career, to be recognized with this award is really moving to me,” Rodriguez told WWD. “My work is my life and so much of my life has been my work.”
If you or someone you know has continued to demonstrate great promise and achievement in furthering the future of fashion—whether in design, styling, hair and makeup, image making, curating, or writing—and is a foreign-born immigrant (yes, Canada counts) currently residing in the U.S. who is under the age of 38, this open call is for you.
The Vilcek Foundation’s 2015 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in the Arts has chosen to honor contributions to fashion for the coming year, and enlisted the help of Shelley Fox, the Donna Karan Professor of Fashion at Parsons and the director of the school’s MFA in Fashion Design and Society, to assemble the prize jury. “If you’re in the industry, you often know the other people [behind the scenes], but the wider public often doesn’t have a clue how the whole fashion system works…I was trying to peel away the layers of all the creatives who were involved in this entire process.”
One Vilcek Prize of $100,000 will be awarded to an established artist in fashion, following a discretionary deliberation process, while three emerging talents will receive the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in the Arts of $50,000 each.
Applicants ranging from the fashion curator and the stylist to the animator, photographer, historian, and critic are all encouraged to apply. The spectrum of professions is similarly echoed by the jury of judges Fox has brought together, including Thom Browne; Patricia Mears, deputy director of The Museum at FIT; and Jeff Ng, founder of communications agency Staple Design, among others.
What will they be looking out for? “Someone who’s developing a craft and a vision of where they’re going,” says Fox. “And perhaps they’re not being recognized because they’re still under the radar. It’s just about bringing them to the front of it more than they might be, with some extra mentoring, money, connections, and contacts.”
The open call for applications will close on June 10, 2014, and the winners will be publicly announced in spring 2014.